The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices
Sunday 12 December 2021: the Third Sunday in Advent
- Please pray for the sick including Judith Piggott, Jan Bailey, John Hall, Pat Simmons and Derek Barker. Pray too for the departed especially Bill Saunders.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am. Compline is on Thursday at 6 pm.
- Please note that Face Masks must now be worn for all services.
Sunday 12 December 11.00 am Morning worship.
Sunday 19 December 2021 4 pm: traditional Carol service with lessons and Carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Children and adults are welcome to dress up.
Friday 24 December 9.30 pm Christmas Eve communion.
Carol Service at 11.00 am on Sunday 12 December.
Christmas Sunday December 12th 9.30 am Morning Worship.
Sunday December 19th 4 pm Carol Service.
Christmas Day Holy Communion 10 am.
Please note that the last South Luffenham Foodbank collection before Christmas will be this Wednesday (15th).
Not quite two weeks left until the big day! I’m sure the children have already worked out how many sleeps there are until Christmas morning and are anticipating the gifts they are sure will appear by magic! Meanwhile their mums and dads are wondering how they can get everything on the list completed in time.
The Christmas advertisements on the television are becoming more frequent and the number of carols being played on the radio is increasing, even on Classic FM! In our villages the wonderful Advent windows are shining out and the Christmas lights and decorations are sparkling in the darkness. All the trimmings of our traditional Christmas are coming together.
But there is a serious side to this time of preparation, and it is the time when we are also asked to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Saviour. He came to earth as a tiny baby and lived as all of us do in the world, suffering and understanding love and loss. In amongst all our busyness at this time of year perhaps we could spare time to ask what we can give Christ as a present. The words of the carol “In the bleak midwinter” give us the answer.
What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.
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